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Old Posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:04 PM
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Stonebridge development on agenda for Saskatoon city council

Amendment to improve traffic flow

Reported by Trelle Burdeniuk, NewsTalk 650 CKOM
Apr 30, 2012


Saskatoon's Stonebridge development is on the agenda for city council Monday.

A development plan for the neighbourhood was set aside at the last meeting because of traffic concerns.

There were two reports one said traffic would increase by 550 per cent, the other said it would increase by 28 per cent.

Monday night city councill will hear an amendment from Dundee Developments to the plan that is supposed to make traffic flow more efficient by eliminating cul-de-sacs and bays and breaking up long street lengths.

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Old Posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:10 PM
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What's the purpose of this? Are they going to move this building?
Initially, it was my understanding that this building (formally RCMP detachment when SAA had on site police than leased to other tenants) was going to be demolished but from the looks of it, it appears they plan on moving the building (and rightly so; this building is only approximately 10 years old).
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2012, 6:16 PM
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The new police station and 25th expansion are really going to help that huge dead zone that's plagued Saskatoon for so long. (Thanks for the recent pic) My heart broke the last time I walked through there (I guess illegally, but I'm not sure, as it's open, yet CN or CP land?)... and saw the old Capitol Theatre sign rusting away in the city yards.

Just think when that rail is completely taken out and downtown expands adding density in that general direction. It's going to be beautiful.

Unfortunately, it seems like 33rd St, my child 'hood, is going to remain the new 20th for some time, as 20th and Riversdale are going to become the new true "City Park" area.

Although Riversdale (is that the correct name for that 'hood around 20th?) is full of the worst the city has to offer, if you ever take the time to walk through it, it's by far more naturally beautiful than any of the manufactured suburbs that continue to expand the city limits. That's where I would invest.

For some reason, Hampton Place seems like a move in the right direction, though. And I'm sure glad that 1% of locals are embracing condos. They add an element of freedom to life that beats a personal ownership of a yard and the 2 or 3 thousand Sq feet you just have to keep thinking about HOW TO FILL.

And on the flip side, the land you lose by buying a condo can be found by going to a school yard, taking the kids to Kinsmen Park or the riverbank, or to the 3rd floor playground that is common on the rooftops of condos everywhere, once they're truly accepted, integrated into the design, and where people can interact with their neighbours. Why do you need so much space, when for half the year at least, the ground is frozen, so you go to a rink, and the other half you just want to get to the lake?

It just seems like bizarre greed to me. I know, to each his own. But all I can say is, when people live closer together, life is much more exciting. There's nothing to be afraid of in it. And you'll gain more than you'll lose. I guarantee it!

Here's to Saskatoon growing and expanding within the city limits!

Awesome new airport expansion! It's what sophisticated travelers demand, nowadays. But why not a parkade? That parking lot looks daunting, and I nearly froze to death running across the current one a few years ago. That's an oversight in my opinion. You could easily build a 6-story parkade nearer the building and save everyone a lot of hassle. And you've already been desensitized to being hosed at the ticket dispenser!

Anyway, I'm totally pumped with the news from Mr. Nasser about the architectural drawings for parcel Y. He will truly transform the skyline. Buy into it. Buy into it!!

Forget that "future skyline" shot that shows three mismatched 70's style buildings plopped into downtown. It's ridiculous. But if you want a real idea of that, just look at Winnipeg's skyline, with three 30-something floor towers. I bet that's what the lazy person was thinking about with that rendering.

One last thing, has the crown been added to the new office block at river landing? It's a nice little building.
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2012, 6:38 PM
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Churchhill Gardens breaks ground

OK...not the most exciting development, but drove past the site for the Senior condos, Churchill Gardens, and they have broken ground and already have a substantial hole dug. While this is not so exciting architecturally, what is good about this is the addition of infill density in an older neighborhood. I know this did not come without its "challengers and naysayers" from the neighborhood, but I am glad to see it happened.

http://www.churchillgardens.ca/
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2012, 7:42 PM
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The new police station and 25th expansion are really going to help that huge dead zone that's plagued Saskatoon for so long. (Thanks for the recent pic) My heart broke the last time I walked through there (I guess illegally, but I'm not sure, as it's open, yet CN or CP land?)... and saw the old Capitol Theatre sign rusting away in the city yards.

Just think when that rail is completely taken out and downtown expands adding density in that general direction. It's going to be beautiful.
I am pretty sure 25th is being extended to Idylwyld soon isn't it?
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I am pretty sure 25th is being extended to Idylwyld soon isn't it?
Yep. Complete roadwork from Idylwyld to 1st Ave is being done this summer.
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Aeropostale

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Does anyone know when or if Aeropostale is open yet in the mall?

Also, this is a curious question... Does Saskatoon have a "tornado siren" like a lot of US communities have in "tornado alley"? While we're not really in "tornado alley," we still can get destructive tornadoes this far north in the summer. I ask because in the last couple of days it was the one year anniversary of the F5 tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

I'm interested to see where the city's preparedness is for such an event.
Hi Nook, I just saw this posted on my Midtown Plaza Facebook page:


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Aeropostale will be opening up this week!

http://www.aeropostale.com/shop/inde...goryId=3534619

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Old Posted Apr 30, 2012, 9:15 PM
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[QUOTE=TheCricket;5684799]Hi Nook, I just saw this posted on my Midtown Plaza Facebook page:


Midtown Plaza Saskatoon


Aeropostale will be opening up this week!

http://www.aeropostale.com/shop/inde...goryId=3534619

So, I am admittedly not familiar with this store, but a quick look at the website makes it look a lot like Old Navy...is that a fair assessment?
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Old Posted May 1, 2012, 3:52 AM
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Hi Nook, I just saw this posted on my Midtown Plaza Facebook page:


Midtown Plaza Saskatoon


Aeropostale will be opening up this week!

http://www.aeropostale.com/shop/inde...goryId=3534619


So, I am admittedly not familiar with this store, but a quick look at the website makes it look a lot like Old Navy...is that a fair assessment?
I just went bought a few things from there from the Regina store your pretty much right old navy or American eagle
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Old Posted May 1, 2012, 4:07 AM
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Unhappy 2seven5 Development will remain a parking lot

As per CTV Saskatoon's evening broadcast, the land located at 1st Avenue and 20th street, also known as the 2seven5 development by Edgar Properties, has been sold to a new developer. Dundee real estate Investment Trust has purchased the land and states they may build on the land however the proper tenant needs to be found. The land will stay as a parking lot for the near future.

http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/

As a whole, I believe this is bad news for downtown and quite a set back to Saskatoon's downtown redevelopment.
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Old Posted May 1, 2012, 2:18 PM
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As per CTV Saskatoon's evening broadcast, the land located at 1st Avenue and 20th street, also known as the 2seven5 development by Edgar Properties, has been sold to a new developer. Dundee real estate Investment Trust has purchased the land and states they may build on the land however the proper tenant needs to be found. The land will stay as a parking lot for the near future.

http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/

As a whole, I believe this is bad news for downtown and quite a set back to Saskatoon's downtown redevelopment.
Overall, I would still say that this is good news. The property is now in the hands of Dundee, who have superior capabilities to bring the development to fruition compared to the untested Edgar Properties. So it will remain a parking lot until they find a tenant? That's no different than what Edgar was doing with the land.
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^ Agreed. Pretty much the same plan, but now in the hands of a more seasoned developer.
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Saskatoon council approves loan for gallery funding

CTV Saskatoon

Date: Tuesday May. 1, 2012 8:37 AM CST



Saskatoon city council has given the go-ahead to the financing plan for the $71-million Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.

At its meeting Monday night council approved a $21-million loan to fund its share of the design and construction of the gallery. The city will repay loan over 10 years at four per cent interest.

The other $50 million in funding for the project will come from fundraising and the federal and provincial governments.

In addition, a parkade at River Landing will be partly financed through a $6-million loan to be repayed over 15 years.

http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/servlet/an/l...?hub=Saskatoon
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Old Posted May 1, 2012, 7:24 PM
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City council approves Stonebridge housing project

The plan will include 608 single family homes and 232 multi-family dwellings

Reported by Fan-Yee Suen, NewsTalk 650 CKOM
First Posted: Apr 30, 2012 11:23pm | Last Updated: May 1, 2012 6:10am


City council on Monday approved the amendment of the Stonebridge neighbourhood concept scheme, giving the go-ahead to Dundee Developments to proceed with a large scale housing plan.

The development project, located south of Circle Drive between Clarence Avenue and Highway 11, will provide a “greater housing variety and increased densities in an appropriate location of the neighbourhood,” read a report to city council.

Before the project can move forward, however, the city’s administration and the developer will meet to further discuss details surrounding the safety measures of a small park in the neighbourhood.

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Condos slated for the former Elim Tabernacle site

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CTV Saskatoon

Date: Tuesday May. 1, 2012 8:37 AM CST



Saskatoon city council has given the go-ahead to the financing plan for the $71-million Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.

At its meeting Monday night council approved a $21-million loan to fund its share of the design and construction of the gallery. The city will repay loan over 10 years at four per cent interest.

The other $50 million in funding for the project will come from fundraising and the federal and provincial governments.

In addition, a parkade at River Landing will be partly financed through a $6-million loan to be repayed over 15 years.

http://saskatoon.ctv.ca/servlet/an/l...?hub=Saskatoon
That's kind of a big middle finger to Dayday, eh?

Sort of unrelated, but has anyone else entered the mayoral race other than Atch and Dayday?
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Sort of unrelated, but has anyone else entered the mayoral race other than Atch and Dayday?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason...22819214457367


Discuss.
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Uhhh.... that's all I can do!!! BAHAHA!
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I'm back!

Hi everyone! So I'm back in Stoon and it feels pretty good! Just was following some posts, it's good to see the AGS is up and on it's way. Maybe Dayday will realise that he is really just being a selfish old fool by wanting to keep the old gallery from becoming a gleaming children's gallery with this move!

Saskatoon has a very different feel from even a year ago! Much more diverse, ethnically and it seems people are becoming more aware of global cultures and values as well. It's great to see the city booming and doing so well! Unfortunatley I have to say, it's very disappointing to see so many new suburbs planned, BUT atleast the city is taking a massive step in the right direction with a grid like road system and planning around transit!

So what else is happening in the city besides airport, gallery, RL and police station?....and Jason's HILARIOUS, I mean HILARIOUSSSS attempt at the mayoral race???
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